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English sportsman and writer, 1780-1832

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Mystery is not profoundness”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Memory is the friend of wit, but the treacherous ally of invention; there are many books that owe their success to two things; good memory of those who write them, and the bad memory of those who read them”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.”

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